Tyra Banks is an American television personality, actress, businesswomen, producer, author and former model. Her full name is Tyra Lynne Banks. She came to spotlight in 2004 after she appeared in Reality TV shows.
Tyra was born on December 4, 1973, in California. Tyra’s parents got divorced when she was just 6 years old. Tyra uses to live with the father for a weekend and then would go to mom. Well, Tyra has a successful career running now. Let’s talk about her career in detail.
Tyra Banks’ Career in Modeling and Reality Shows
Tyra Banks thought she wanted to join modeling when she was 17. She went to different agencies but was rejected saying she looked so ethnic. Some agencies also said that they don’t want black women as they already had one.
In 1990, Tyra was in high school and signed a contract with the largest modeling agency in the world, Elite Model Management. Tyra got quite lucky there, I guess. After she graduated from High school Tyra was offered to go to Paris for high-fashion runway modeling by Elite.
Tyra planned to return to the US as she becomes one of the world’s top models. Her modeling career was very successful which led her to join Reality TV and films. She appeared in movies like Love and Basketball, Life size, Coyote Ugly.
Tyra successfully entered in the acting career by 2000. Tyra Banks herself created, hosted and produced the UPN show America’s Next Top Model. That drew the attention of huge people towards Tyra. Similarly, The Tyra show was one of her famous talk show in 2005.
Tyra also did a new talk show, FAB Life, in 2015. She was one of the women that wanted to bring positive changes to the society. Tyra will now host America’s got talent. Therefore, she includes positive images of women to the big screen.
Tyra Banks' Awards
You may be keen to know about her awards as she has many. Tyra was named in the list of 50 most beautiful people in people’s magazine. She also received the Michael Award for Supermodel of the year 1997. In the same year, she won Teen Choice Awards for Favorite Supermodel.
In 2008, Tyra was really pleased to get The BET Honors Media Award. There are so many awards which Tyra won and the awards were motivation to this beautiful lady. At the same time, Tyra was honored by the Glamour Award For the Media Mogul.
Tyra Banks’s Net Worth, House and Cars
Oh! There are so many awards that Tyra won. I would need a very long time to describe all her awards. I guess you might have already guessed the Net Worth of this beautiful model. Well, the wait is over. Let’s see if you are correct. Tyra’s net worth is estimated to be $90 million.
Tyra is currently living the life she wants and she deserves it. That does not mean her net worth is not increasing. Her shows and movies will obviously add an extra push to her net worth.
Tyra has not revealed more about her interest in cars and house but we came to know that she recently brought a sports car SC430 manufactured by Lexus which is worth $66,000. Tyra has a cool Pacific Palisades mansion which is worth more than $2 million.